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by Mark Deeks
Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 904
Views: 292086

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

In cryptocurrency terms, what's data mining?
by Mark Deeks
Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Private messages
Replies: 2
Views: 182

Re: Private messages

Outbox means it hasn't been read yet.
by Mark Deeks
Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 692
Views: 291001

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

CHUNK ONE: I am walking down a road in London. One of those nice roads, you know the ones. Not super duper posh, but pretty nice; town houses with ridiculously high ceilings, lots of gates, big trees, phone boxes, all the cars are some form of black or silver, etc. On this road, there randomly appea...
by Mark Deeks
Mon Jun 07, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 904
Views: 292086

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

If that's known, why signal it?
by Mark Deeks
Sun Jun 06, 2021 1:26 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 904
Views: 292086

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

What's with the shoes-on-telephone-lines thing?
by Mark Deeks
Mon May 24, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 904
Views: 292086

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

To be fair, if I require a partner to have both hands AND no sense of smell, I'm really narrowing my market.
by Mark Deeks
Sun May 23, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 904
Views: 292086

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

How come when you get fatter, your penis doesn't get any bigger?

(My motivations for asking this question are mine and mine alone.)
by Mark Deeks
Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 692
Views: 291001

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

I am a disturbed sleeper. Over the course of an eight-hour night, I will generally have two sleeps of about four hours with a few salient minutes in between, yet during each "chunk" of sleep if you will, I further wake up dozens of times, if only for a few seconds. What this means for my dreams is t...
by Mark Deeks
Mon Apr 26, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 326
Views: 149884

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

Oh and because apparently all white guys look like Kirk, here's another Bevinsalike, this one from Lithuania.

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by Mark Deeks
Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 326
Views: 149884

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

Random Kirkalike I found on LinkedIn looking for someone else.

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by Mark Deeks
Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 326
Views: 149884

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

From the incredible piece of online content that is the Twitter account 80s Footballers Ageing Badly comes this classic match-up of Moustachioed John Gillies versus 70s Chris Butler. Topical references all around. https://twitter.com/80sAging/status/1324434024295735296 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Em...
by Mark Deeks
Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 692
Views: 291001

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

One of the easier games of Fuck, Marry, Kill you'll ever play.
by Mark Deeks
Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 692
Views: 291001

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Strongly suggest you pay the lady as that could not be more accurate.
by Mark Deeks
Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Baby Riley-Kovalev
Replies: 54
Views: 20337

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Definitely wasn't me this time. Can't speak for Zarte or Innis.
by Mark Deeks
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 692
Views: 291001

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Rachel was holding a competition. At the end of a really long and incredibly narrow runway stood her shed, which for no particular reason was raised up about a foot on stilts and was coloured turquoise. Whoever amongst us bowled their ball (sorry Jono, I mean tenpin bowling not cricket stuff) down ...
by Mark Deeks
Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 692
Views: 291001

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Rachel was holding a competition. At the end of a really long and incredibly narrow runway stood her shed, which for no particular reason was raised up about a foot on stilts and was coloured turquoise. Whoever amongst us bowled their ball (sorry Jono, I mean tenpin bowling not cricket stuff) down t...
by Mark Deeks
Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)
Replies: 79
Views: 49330

Re: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)

Matt Morrison wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:22 am
There is definitely lots of interesting discussion to be had here.

* immediately kills thread dead *
by Mark Deeks
Wed Mar 17, 2021 6:25 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 904
Views: 292086

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

So they hold onto the eggs while they gestate? Sounds pretty female to me, and despite having done no research of my own, my mind is made up.
by Mark Deeks
Wed Mar 17, 2021 3:06 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 904
Views: 292086

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Surely, if the male seahorse gives birth, it's not the male?
by Mark Deeks
Mon Mar 15, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: You've just been made producer of Countdown...
Replies: 80
Views: 17136

Re: You've just been made producer of Countdown...

So in my shows, I had a 4L 4 9 -> 450, and a 4L 1 2 -> 625. I would have redraws of the first, cos it's one step, but not not the second, cos it was two step and also far less obvious. I wouldn't be automatically against discretionary implementation for solutions where it's like 100 9 5 4 3 2 -> 402...
by Mark Deeks
Mon Mar 15, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: You've just been made producer of Countdown...
Replies: 80
Views: 17136

Re: You've just been made producer of Countdown...

Here's one I would actually do. I'd have the option to reselect numbers games that are just stupidly easy.
by Mark Deeks
Mon Mar 15, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Sarah Everard/Women's Safety
Replies: 58
Views: 6183

Re: Sarah Everard/Women's Safety

there's no evidence that they are in fact less safe than men as far as I can see.
Exactly!
by Mark Deeks
Fri Mar 12, 2021 1:00 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: No More Studio Audience at Countdown Post Covid
Replies: 24
Views: 3865

Re: No More Studio audiece at Countdown post Covid

As a viewer, can't see it making a difference, and that really is the one that matters. As a former contestant, though, and as a former participant in the flanges of 2013 or whatever it was, having an audience was dope. A shame.
by Mark Deeks
Thu Mar 11, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: No More Studio Audience at Countdown Post Covid
Replies: 24
Views: 3865

Re: No More Studio audiece at Countdown post Covid

Poor Dudley. He always brought the energy, no matter the odds.
by Mark Deeks
Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 904
Views: 292086

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Bagsy not it.
by Mark Deeks
Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 326
Views: 149884

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

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You know how OJ Simpson is in prison for armed robbery, convicted largely on the evidence that someone recorded the entire incident? Turns out that someone was Jon Stitcher's dad.
by Mark Deeks
Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: ROBINSON TO HOST COUNTDOWN!!
Replies: 60
Views: 7175

Re: ROBINSON TO HOST COUNTDOWN!!

Also, I'll add that you can't just dismiss her Weakest Link "character". She may have had an edict to be a bit of a git on there - although she has said in interviews that she wasn't told do that and just found herself gravitating towards it over time, which, yeah, red flag right there - but there's...
by Mark Deeks
Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: ROBINSON TO HOST COUNTDOWN!!
Replies: 60
Views: 7175

Re: ROBINSON TO HOST COUNTDOWN!!

If you don't think there's a legitimate discussion to be had about Anne's tone, considering not just her character on the Weakest Link but her entire life of let's say "frankness" to date, good luck to you.
by Mark Deeks
Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: ROBINSON TO HOST COUNTDOWN!!
Replies: 60
Views: 7175

Re: ROBINSON TO HOST COUNTDOWN!!

Martin Hurst wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:16 pm
Lol @ people thinking she's going to host Countdown like she hosted the Weakest Link. She's been a successful broadcaster for decades - take a chill pill.

Well that was dismissive, I can see why you'll like her.
by Mark Deeks
Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: ROBINSON TO HOST COUNTDOWN!!
Replies: 60
Views: 7175

Re: ROBINSON TO HOST COUNTDOWN!!

Does that make me the Boris Johnson of the piece?

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by Mark Deeks
Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: ROBINSON TO HOST COUNTDOWN!!
Replies: 60
Views: 7175

Re: ROBINSON TO HOST COUNTDOWN!!

I've always felt I needed an agent. Callum, you're it. Make some letterheads, let's do this.
by Mark Deeks
Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: ROBINSON TO HOST COUNTDOWN!!
Replies: 60
Views: 7175

Re: ROBINSON TO HOST COUNTDOWN!!

If I'd known ginger, banter and the innate ability to divide any room was the magic formula, maybe I should have had a crack at this after all.
by Mark Deeks
Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: ROBINSON TO HOST COUNTDOWN!!
Replies: 60
Views: 7175

Re: ROBINSON TO HOST COUNTDOWN!!

Witty banter is great. Predetermined snideness is awful.
by Mark Deeks
Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: ROBINSON TO HOST COUNTDOWN!!
Replies: 60
Views: 7175

Re: ROBINSON TO HOST COUNTDOWN!!

She'd better drop the whole "mean" act. That was just so cringeworthy, and not "good" cringeworthy either. It ruined what was a good format with The Weakest Link, and if it ruins Countdown too, that'll be awful. (And if she isn't doing the "mean" act, then why her?) EDIT: Ah, I dunno. Hopefully she ...
by Mark Deeks
Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: ROBINSON TO HOST COUNTDOWN!!
Replies: 60
Views: 7175

Re: ROBINSON TO HOST COUNTDOWN!!

Oh Christ.
by Mark Deeks
Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Words You Would Have Thought...
Replies: 436
Views: 74715

Re: Words You Would Have Thought...

TAVERNER.
by Mark Deeks
Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 383
Views: 90202

Re: COVID-19 Coronavirus Thread

I am sick and tired [...] you really don’t understand how much we are suffering [...] The cure, for me, and for many, is worse than the virus could ever have been [...] leaves me at the end of my tether [...] it’s ruined my life by prolonging the misery longer than it needed to be [...] Throw in a ...
by Mark Deeks
Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Who should replace Nick Hewer?
Replies: 78
Views: 15716

Re: Who should replace Nick Hewer?

I mean, as long as they don't mind that I have no experience of hosting anything ever, I see no other problems. Can't be that hard to talk with an earpiece in, right? Might do some minicabbing for a bit, same sort of grind.
by Mark Deeks
Mon Dec 07, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: You've just been made producer of Countdown...
Replies: 80
Views: 17136

Re: You've just been made producer of Countdown...

Ways to save further time: - Save on the time spent turning the letters board into the numbers board by having it rotate like on Numberwang and make that rotation part of the run time of the show. That's probably, what, another hour saved per filming day right there. - No DC guests. This will also ...
by Mark Deeks
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 339
Views: 135354

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

SEE? It's right there, and yet, it isn't.
by Mark Deeks
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 339
Views: 135354

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

In the opening splash screen of Sonic 2 - which I spent my youth playing - the character of Tails is given the full name of Miles Prower. It has just dawned on me that this is not a typo of Power, but a pun.
by Mark Deeks
Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: How to host an event (for dummies)?
Replies: 44
Views: 23048

Re: How to host an event (for dummies)?

The Ark is also nice and spacious. Too many events are cramped and that's just not fun, especially given the tendency of event-goers to reek heavily of body odour.
by Mark Deeks
Thu Nov 26, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 326
Views: 149884

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

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Ryan and Michelle got OLD, son
by Mark Deeks
Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 243
Views: 103821

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Ben Wilson wrote:
Sat Dec 31, 2016 9:16 pm
Go on then.

Donald Trump
Robert Mugabe
Hugh Hefner
Vera Lynn
George HW Bush
Prince Philip
Diego Maradona
Jake the Snake Roberts
Betty White
Peter Sallis
Sneaky-good performance from Wilson here - Mugabe, Henfer, Lynn, Brush, Maradona and Sallis have all died.
by Mark Deeks
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Weird celebrity crushes
Replies: 27
Views: 6980

Re: Weird celebrity crushes

Priti Patel.
by Mark Deeks
Mon Nov 09, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Nick Hewer taking break from Countdown
Replies: 9
Views: 2185

Re: Nick Hewer taking break from Countdown

To be honest, I think I misplayed my hand in the audition by wanting to talk money first and not wearing any shoes. Ah well. Next time.
by Mark Deeks
Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners In My Place game (CIMP)
Replies: 34
Views: 20701

Re: the Countdowners In My Place game (CIMP)

To be fair, it's not only about quantity, but also quality, of both the person and the interaction. Michelle Nevitt has slept in my bed, for example. And there's only about 30 to 35 of us in this community who can claim that.
by Mark Deeks
Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Re: Ticket #5803: ZoomDown - evidence of potential cheating
Replies: 72
Views: 13234

Re: Re: Ticket #5803: ZoomDown - evidence of potential cheating

To be fair Jon, you know that "Yes, he's a cheat, I agree he definitely cheated, he knows full well he cheated and is barefacedly lying to Fiona about it, but let's just leave it now" is basically my position. To be fair Fiona, that 817 is outlandishly difficult, and I don't think Corby is being hyp...
by Mark Deeks
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 904
Views: 292086

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Nah, this is me at home in bed, on my laptop, putting on a song I've heard a million times from the same place I always put it on, and it's just faster this time. Surely others have experienced this? Not necessarily in my bed, but at some point in their lives?
by Mark Deeks
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 904
Views: 292086

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Why does music sometimes sound distinctly higher and faster than you remember it being? Gotta be a tiredness thing, right?
by Mark Deeks
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Xmas Specials
Replies: 7
Views: 2342

Re: Xmas Specials

He's got a point, it didn't. I vote for those two.
by Mark Deeks
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: You've just been made producer of Countdown...
Replies: 80
Views: 17136

Re: You've just been made producer of Countdown...

Ways to save further time: - Save on the time spent turning the letters board into the numbers board by having it rotate like on Numberwang and make that rotation part of the run time of the show. That's probably, what, another hour saved per filming day right there. - No DC guests. This will also s...
by Mark Deeks
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: You've just been made producer of Countdown...
Replies: 80
Views: 17136

Re: You've just been made producer of Countdown...

Scrap the make-up, let these ugly bastards suffer for their sins. Make a standard uniform to give it that schoolyard feel, save some time there. Get whoever does the calendar to set the teasers, outsource that. Take out conundrums cos no one likes those. There you go, that's time saved already.
by Mark Deeks
Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 14th October 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 135)
Replies: 2
Views: 857

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 14th October 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 135)

David might be the fastest-speaking contestant we've ever seen.
by Mark Deeks
Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 904
Views: 292086

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

Why won't the oven work unless the clock is set?
by Mark Deeks
Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowners in the news
Replies: 146
Views: 68446

Re: Countdowners in the news

I always thought it was short for Sushmita. Good to know.
by Mark Deeks
Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co:Wat?! 2020 - Countdown in Waterford (15/08/2020)
Replies: 13
Views: 8370

Re: Co:Wat?! 2020 - Countdown in Waterford (15/08/2020)

No, wait, sorry, that's Fifty Shades of Grey, my bad.
by Mark Deeks
Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co:Wat?! 2020 - Countdown in Waterford (15/08/2020)
Replies: 13
Views: 8370

Re: Co:Wat?! 2020 - Countdown in Waterford (15/08/2020)

My heart is beating in time with the pulsing need in my sex as I root through the box for the lacy bits I seek. Christian is always seductive, sensual but today he’s gone out of his way to tease and hike up my desire – I’m ravenously ready. For a moment I wonder what to do about the panties, Christ...